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Sunday 22 April 2018

PLOUGHING BY NUMBERS

n400 temporary staff, mostly volunteers. This includes over 300 stewards, judges and supervisors.

n700 acres, including 150 acres for competitions, 100 acres of trade exhibitions, and over 400 acres of free parking.

n22.5km of trakway panels laid to keep the crowds moving.

n45,000km of electrical cable needed to power the entire venue.

n7,000 fencing poles.

n2,000 signs using 740 stakes.

n€18,000 of prize money for the ploughing competitions, which feature 340 entries over 21 classes.

n80,000 cars are expected to descend on Ratheniska this week.

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